Irish Culture 
(English 530, History 552, HWC  530, European Studies 512)
Professor Kathryn Conrad
Spring 2004

Online Texts and Resources

[Archaeology] [Mythology] [Religious Literature and Images] [Early History]
[Plantation/Colonization] [United Irishmen] [The 'Famine']
[Late 19th- and Early 20th-century Nationalism] [Unionism]
[Northern Ireland]
[Literature (E-Texts]
[Language] [Art] [Music]
[Government] [News] [General History, Maps, and Miscellany]


(There's a great Irish reading list at http://www.uni-mannheim.de/users/bibsplit/anglistik/ire_bks.html)

ARCHAEOLOGY
Irish Archaeology
Megalithic passage tombs
Sheela na Gig Project (UK)

MYTHOLOGY
The Story of MacDathó's Pig/Scéla Muicce Meic Dathó
The Cattle-Raid of Cooley/Táin Bó Cúailnge
Táin Bó Cúalnge Recension I (CELT)
Táin Bó Cúalnge from the Book of Leinster (CELT)
The Wooing of Étaín/Tochmarc Étaíne
The Second Battle of Mag Tured/Cath Maige Tuired
Deirdre (CELT)

RELIGIOUS LITERATURE and IMAGES
The Folklore and Writings of St. Patrick
The Monastic Tradition
The Confessio of St. Patraic
On the Life of St. Patrick [Betha Phatraic] (CELT)
On the Life of St. Brigit [Betha Brigte] (CELT)
On the Life of Saint Columba [Betha Choluim Chille] (CELT)
Celtic Crosses and stonework

EARLY HISTORY
CELT translations from the Irish, inc. Annals of the Four Masters, Annals of Ulster, and Geoffrey Keating's History of Ireland
Celtic History links

PLANTATION/COLONIZATION
A Statute enacted in Kilkenny, A.D. 1367 (CELT)
Edmund Spencer:  A View of the Present State of Ireland (CELT)

UNITED IRISHMEN
United Irish Website (Linen Hall Library, Belfast Telegraph)

THE FAMINE
Views of the Famine
Interpreting the Irish Famine

LATE 19TH- AND EARLY 20TH-CENTURY NATIONALISM
Works by Michael Collins, James Connolly, and Padraic Pearse (from CELT)
The Easter Rising (BBC)

UNIONISM
Irish History:  Unionism

NORTHERN IRELAND
The Northern Irish Assembly
Northern Ireland Photo Gallery (Prof. Conrad)
Northern Ireland Conflict (BBC)
CAIN:  Conflict Archive on the Internet (initially undertaken by University of Ulster, Queen's University, Linen Hall Library):

Background information on the Northern Ireland conflict.
Chronologies of the Northern Ireland conflict 1968-1999.
Political wall murals in Northern Ireland
Examples of posters, Northern Ireland 1968-1999
Bibliography of Literature of the Northern Ireland Conflict
LITERATURE (E-TEXTS)
GENERAL
CELT:  Corpus of Electronic Texts
Bibliography of Irish Literature 1789-1840
Sonnets from Ireland

MYTHOLOGY
See above

MEDIEVAL
Medieval Irish Poetry

18TH CENTURY
Brian Merriman: The Midnight Court/Cuirt an Mheadhon Oidhche
Jonathan Swift:  "A Modest Proposal"  (scroll down)
Jonathan Swift:  Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift:  Selected Poetry

19TH CENTURY
Maria Edgeworth:  Castle Rackrent
Thomas Moore:  selected poetry
Oscar Wilde:  essays, fiction, poetry
Bram Stoker:  Dracula

EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Lady Gregory:  Our Irish Theatre:  A Chapter of Autobiography.
Lady Gregory:  The Kiltartan Poetry Book:  Prose Translations from the Irish
Padraic Pearse:  plays,short stories, poems
William Butler Yeats:  poetry (listed alphabetically)
W. B. Yeats: The Wind Among the Reeds (poetry)
W. B. Yeats: Responsibilities and Other Poems (poetry)
W. B. Yeats: The Wild Swans at Coole  (poetry)
W. B. Yeats:  The Collected Poems
George Bernard Shaw: Man and Superman
George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion
James Joyce:  fiction

CONTEMPORARY
Dublin Writers Workshop
Trevor Joyce:  Poetry
Brian Coffey:  Missouri Sequence (poetry)
Seamus Heaney:  poetry

LANGUAGE
Irish language sites (ACIS website)
Google as Gaeilge  / Irish language Google search
 

ART
Reading Wilde, Querying Spaces: An Exhibition Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Trials of Oscar Wilde (NYU)
The Book of Kells, images from TCD
The Book of Kells images
Alice Maher
Redressing Cathleen exhibition archive
Irish Arts Center
Irish Artists

MUSIC
The Irish Folksongs Page

GOVERNMENT
The Irish Constitution/Bunreacht na hÉireann
The Northern Irish Assembly
Information on the Irish State (Republic of Ireland Government Website)

NEWS
Britain in the USA:  Northern Ireland
Irish Times
Irish News
Belfast Telegraph
Radio Telefís Éireann Online (Requires RealPlayer)
Women's News

GENERAL HISTORY, MAPS, and MISCELLANY
Chronology of Ireland
Ireland's History in Maps
Maps of Ireland
Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore, and Drama
Irish History on the Web
History of Irish Conflict (BBC)